Happy birthday to me...
Today Decorenvy is one year old. A whole year! The time has passed so quickly, I can barely believe it. It seems like a fairly major milestone, so I didn't want to let the occasion pass without some kind of acknowledgement.
When I wrote my first post (don't judge me on its quality!) in October 2013, I had no idea what I was doing, what this blog should be, or what I was looking to get out of it. It was Kate (of Fabric of my Life) who pushed me to take the plunge, telling me that the biggest hurdle is just starting to write - once you have a few posts under your belt, the rhythm and direction starts to appear naturally. She was totally right.
Looking back now I can't believe how much this little site has grown. It has taken a lot of hard work to get to this point: many hours sat learning html, fiddling around with CSS, tweaking colour schemes, editing images and obsessively changing the layout, but it's all worth it. In the last 12 months the site has had over 50,000 page views, broken the coveted 1000 followers mark on Twitter, won PrimeLocation's Best Interiors Blog award, been shortlisted for Best Interiors Blog in the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards and Best Newcomer in the Amara IBAs, AND made it onto the #Decorex100 list of most influential interior design tweeters. Amazing right?!
So to anybody reading this, thank you so much for taking the time to visit my little blog. If it weren't for people actually stopping by and reading these posts, none of this would have happened. THANK YOU!!
I should also say special thank yous to Kate (for telling me to "just shut up and write something!"), Helen (first ever and most loyal subscriber), my Dad for being the site's most consistent and enthusiastic visitor (hi Dad!) and all my sisters for their tireless campaigning on Twitter and Facebook. You da best.